Monkey Bread

It was a few years back that someone asked me to make monkey bread for a baby shower.  I hadn’t made it before and was nervous.  It didn’t really turn out well (some pieces weren’t cooked).  But, I really liked the idea of monkey bread and decided to try again until I discovered the perfect recipe.  Now, I don’t know the exact origin of the recipe, but I didn’t make it up myself.  You will find a variation of this on lots of different webpages, but this is my favorite. 

A few years back I was the house mom of a house full of girls.  (Shoutout to the Sawyer Girls)! When you live with seven people, you need to establish some clear celebration traditions so that no ones feelings ever get hurt.  We decided that for everyones birthday, we would celebrate by having Birthday Monkey Bread the morning of the girls birthday. Then, we would all gather around and eat it with forks sitting on the floor of our loft.  It was SO MUCH FUN. 

Without further ado, here it all is. 

The most important part is the biscuits. You need the SMALL Buttermilk biscuits. Not the layered ones or the big ones. The smallest package. Sometimes, they are up high.  I put a spoon in the picture so that you can see how small this package is. 


Get your kids involved to shake the bag of sugar and cinnamon.  Afterward, layer the biscuits in your bundt.

Layered Dough

Then, make the butter and sugar concoction.

Boiling Butter and Sugar

Pour over the top of the biscuits. 

Butter and Sugar Poured Over Bread

Cook for 35 minutes, once out, let it sit for 5 or so minutes.  (See how much it grows!)

Cooked Monkey Bread

Then turn it onto a plate or platter, and enjoy!!!!

Finished Delicious Monkey Bread!


Birthday Monkey Bread
Serves 5
Delicious, sugary, cinnamony Monkey Bread that is SO Delicious!
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Prep Time
20 min
Cook Time
35 min
Total Time
55 min
Prep Time
20 min
Cook Time
35 min
Total Time
55 min
  1. 3 Biscuit Tubes of Buttermilk Biscuits (10 biscuits each)
  2. 1 Cup Sugar
  3. 2 Teaspoons Cinnamon
  4. 1 Cup Butter
  5. 1/2 Cup Brown Sugar
  6. Large Ziplock Bag
  7. Spray
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  2. Add white sugar and cinnamon to ziplock bag. Mix with your hands.
  3. Spray Bundt Pan (if you need it, mine is seasoned so I don't spray it anymore.
  4. Open biscuit tubes, cut each biscuit into four pieces (I use scissors). Add them to ziplock bag. (One tube at a time).
  5. Seal ziplock bag and then shake it (so fun for kids).
  6. Put the pieces in the bundt pan. DO NOT pat them down, just kind of throw them in there.
  7. Repeat for all three tubes of biscuits.
  8. Put the butter in a saucepan with the 1/2 cup brown sugar. Add 1/2 cup of the cinnamon sugar mixture. Mix it all together as the butter melts.
  9. Bring to a boil and allow it to boil for 3 minutes.
  10. Pour the sugar mixture evenly over the top of the biscuit pieces.
  11. Put the bundt pan in the oven for 35 minutes.
  12. Allow to sit for 5 minutes after it comes out of the oven.
  13. Turn it onto a plate or platter. (The sugary topping will drip and be messy so a plate that is a little bigger will be better).
  14. Enjoy and have a delicious morning.
  1. Place your bundt pan on a cookie sheet so that nothing overflows into your oven.
  2. Don't push down the biscuits, just layer them in there.
  3. You can start the butter melting while you are cutting the biscuits, but just keep it low until you can watch it more closely.
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